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  • The history of Junior Miss

    To commemorate Marion County's 50th Junior Miss/Distinguished Young Woman program, the Marion County Heritage Center hosted a special event Friday, Aug. 2, to unveil a new permanent exhibit dedicated to the program. The exhibit includes items donated from several past winners.
     

  • Governor's son representing controversial pipeline company

    By Ryan Quinn
    The State Journal

    Gov. Steve Beshear’s son, attorney Andrew Beshear, is representing a company working to build a controversial natural gas liquids pipeline through Kentucky.
    Andrew Beshear visited the state Public Service Commission with pipeline representatives in April.

  • How to withdraw or rescind permission to survey land
  • Pipeline debate headed to Elizabethtown

    By Marty Finley
    Landmark News Service

    An Oklahoma pipeline company proposing a controversial natural gas liquids pipeline to run through a series of Kentucky counties will make its case Thursday, Aug. 8, for the route during an open house in Elizabethtown.

  • County says no to Bluegrass Pipeline

    The Marion County Fiscal Court unanimously approved a resolution concerning the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline Thursday, and magistrates voiced their concerns about the impact it could have on the community and its landowners.

  • Spring View CEO retiring

    Ruth McDaniel is stepping down as the chief executive officer of Spring View Hospital.
    McDaniel announced last week that she will be retiring on Aug. 31.
    “I have enjoyed the last three years at Spring View. It was a pleasure getting to know the people here and I will certainly miss everyone,” she wrote in a statement about her decision.
    McDaniel has served as the CEO since June 21, 2010.
    Judy Gaddie, the chairwoman of the Spring View Board of Trustees, said McDaniel has been a tremendous asset to the hospital and to the community.

  • Heavy rains hurt tobacco crop

    A year can make a big difference, especially in agriculture.
    In 2012, a dry, hot summer caused problems for corn crops in Marion County.
    But this year, excessive rain in early July had a detrimental effect on the local tobacco crop.
    David Kessler, the Marion County extension agent for agriculture, said the county received between eight and 14 inches of rain from June 26 through July 12.

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  • Spalding is the 2014 Distinguished Young Woman

    Bailey Anna Spalding was named the 2014 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman at Saturday night’s program at Marion County High School.

    Spalding won a preliminary scholastic award, an interview award, a self-expression award and a talent award. Her talent was singing “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley while playing guitar.

    She is the daughter of Paula Raikes and Robert Spalding.

    First runner-up: Nicole Mattingly

    Second runner-up: Macy Alexandra McFall

  • Wave 3 News off air on Dish Network

    WAVE 3 News has been unable to reach an agreement with DISH Network, and as a result, might not be available in the homes of many Marion Countians this week.